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Jordan P.

Jordan P.

Joined on 08/10/11

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Excellent Investment

ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: This motherboard is a beast. I'm a pretty solid ASUS MB fan, but when upgrading my PC, I decided to try something different this time around, via some good reviews and recommendations I got, and it was very much worth stepping out of my comfort zone of companies. I'd say computer expertise level for installing this is beginner. They make it easy, so it's good for beginners who are trying to build their first PC *NOTE FOR BEGINNERS* The instruction manual included shows very easy to understand visual diagrams of what wires go where, breath and don't be intimidated.

Cons: I had a little trouble with the close together double-stacked SATA slots in my mid-tower ATX case. Being that the slots weren't pointed up (towards the side panel), but pointed towards the front panel (towards the hard drives), it made it difficult to connect to them. I'm considering getting a slightly full tower ATX case to make future installations and upgrades a bit easier, but that's the only problem I had; however, this isn't completely the fault of the motherboard's design, but rather the combination of motherboard/case design combo that made it difficult.

Overall Review: All in all, I'm very happy with my purchase. Together with my Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz chip, and my G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB RAM, I was able to install Windows 7 Professional 64-bit in under 10 minutes (including reboots)....so needless to say, I'm not disappointed at all.